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MCA Reading Standardized Test Vocabulary, All Standards Grade 3

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This set includes word wall posters for all of the terms listed in the 3rd grade testing specifications for Minnesota's standardized test, the Reading MCA-III. These terms are allowed on the grade 3 test and in subsequent years.

Numerous terms are included in this packet:
(* indicates that cards are half page rather than full page)
Key Ideas and Details: Standards 1-3 --- Make Inferences, Make Generalizations, Make Predictions, Draw Conclusions, Recognize Cause and Effect, Compare and Contrast, Determine the Main Idea, Identify Relevant Details, Distinguish Fact and Opinion, Author's Point-of-View, Summarize/Paraphrase, Events*, Individuals*, Character Traits, Sequence of Events, Setting*, Concepts*, Conflict*, Mood*

Craft and Structure: Standards 4-6 --- Tone*, Root Words*, Prefix, Suffix, Context Clues, Literal Meanings, Nonliteral Meanings, Shades of Meaning, Synonyms*, Antonyms*, Multiple Meaning Words, Figurative Language, Nonfiction Text Features, Photographs*, Illustrations*, Examples*, Captions*, Headings*, Graphics*, Charts*, Tables*, Key Words*, Sidebars*, Hyperlinks*, Section*, Organizing Nonfiction Texts, Creating Lines of Poetry

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: Standards 7-9 --- Author's Message or Perspective, Author's Style*, Author vs Reader Point-of-View*, Logical/Probable*, Author's Credibility*

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: Standard 10 --- (all half page*) Literature, Informational Texts, Adventure, Folktale, Legend, Fable, Fantasy, Realistic Fiction, Myth, Drama, Poetry, Biography, Autobiography, Technical Texts, Digital Sources

Webb's Depth of Knowledge: Cognitive Complexity --- Level 1 Recall, Identify*, Locate*, Recall*, Recognize*, Use*, Level 2 Skill/Concept, Classify*, Collect*, Compare*, Determine Fact and Opinion*, Display*, Infer*, Interpret*, Main Idea*, Organize*, Summarize*, Level 3 Strategic Thinking, Analyze*, Cite Evidence*, Connect Ideas*, Explain*, Generalize*, Justify*, Theme*, Verify*


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